FA and other news


The member meeting of the Pig Producers Association which should have taken place on June 1 is postponed. The new date will be announced in due course and further details can be obtained from Susan Coetzee, Tel 061 237838, joc@agrinamibia.com.na.


SWAKARA is hosting a road show and offering sorting and information days from June 6 – 9, 2016. On June 6 it will be held at the NG Church hall, Karasburg and is an information session from 14:00 – 17:00 and on June 7 it is a pelts sorting from 08:00 – 14:00. On June 8 it will be held at the Swart Diamant hall, Show grounds, Keetmanshoop and is a pelt sorting from 08:00 – 13:00 and an information session from 14:00 – 17:00. On June 9 it will be held at the Persianer hall, show grounds, Mariental and is a pelt sorting from 08:00 – 13:00 and an information session from 14:00 – 17:00. Producers who participate in the information days will have to bring pelts along for the practical discussion. Accommodation must be arranged by the participants self. To register and for any further information contact Tobie le Roux, Tel 081 1272841, tobielr@iway.na, Esther van Zyl, 063 223321, esthervz@agra.com.na of Jaco van Zyl, 061 2909301, jacovz@agra.com.na.


The Limousin Breeders Association is hosting a judging course on 8 & 9 June at the farm of Sigi and Heide Baas. Registration is N$750 per person. The course is offered by Willie der Jager. Further details from Ellie Lottering, Tel 081 2116611 or Heide Baas, Tel 081 2606606.

Kalkfeld FA is hosting an Agri Mega Day on June 8 from 07:30 to 16:30 at Farm Klein Otjikango Ost of G & C Kahl (on the Kalkfeld / Outjo road M63). The theme is “Precision farming in livestock science”. Guest speaker is Dr Wim Nell and registration is N$150 per person. Please register before May 27 at 081 3898552, kalkfeld@hotmail.com.


Grootfontein FA is hosting the opening of their new hall as well as a re-union of former Grootfontein FA members on June 11 at 15:00 at the Grootfontein show grounds. The program starts with coffee and cake and concludes at 19:00 with a dinner. Former members Messrs Casper Oosthuizen en Mecki Schneider will tell tales and at 15:40 the key presentation will be done. Registration is N$120 for adults and high school children and N$60 for primary school children. Please register before May 30 with Tahlita, Tel 081 1286047 or Jakkie, Tel 081 2912334.


The Persian Sheep Breeder’s Society is hosting junior, senior and judging Persian courses from June 13 – 14 at the Namboer Auction Pens, Windhoek. The costs are N$450 per person and further details can be obtained from Linda Sterkenburg, Tel 061 252994 (mornings only), dorper@afol.com.na.


Hoërand FA is holding a meeting on June 15 at 15:00 at Stubbenkamer. Further details from Fesia Truter, Tel 081 1281464, saddleboerdery@gmail.com.


Witvlei FA is holding a meeting on June 15 at 14:00 at the FA  hall. For further details contact Johannie Brenkman, Tel 062 561440, brenkmanjohannie@gmial.com.


Gamsberg FA is hosting a Shoot and Social day on June 18 at 09:00 at the FA hall. Various shooting categories are offered and there is entertainment for everybody. The day is concluded with a steak braai and dance to the music of Len Nel. Registration is N$150 for adults and children above 7 years, which includes the steak braai. Children under 7 years pay N$50. For further details contact Rozanne Janse van Rensburg, Tel 081 1419892 of Janse Janse van Rensburg, Tel 081 1400985.



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